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Practicing Game Preservation


All the online poker players always try to maximize their profits at the game. We try to develop and create group of skills, trying to win maybe one big bet per hour. Furthermore, if someone were to move towards with an idea which might save you, say, one quarter of a big bet per hour, would you not listen with interest? Though there are some clear ideas in order to save you much more. Some serious players remarkably take interest in it, but if you overlook, it can cost you your whole hourly rate.

Some educated readers would have guessed it correct that we are talking about poker game selection, for it is an idea to which same comments can be applied. But the idea which I'm referring is more important. It is game preservation. Game preservation means acting to insure that your regular game (or games) prospers and does not dissolve, with the players not coming to the card rooms any more for the same game on a regular basis. Without a game to play in you will have no chance to win hourly rate.

It is then to your advantage so as to consider well what sort of factors should be taken into account for a game's continuing health or; however, its termination.

If you live in a location with as much poker as Los Angeles, and have no interest above about the $30-$60 level, you may worry less about losing your game. There are many other games, casinos and card rooms to select from, and a constant also many players to occupy them. Conversely, the loss of a game above small limits could be huge problem. Also Las Vegas is not opposed to. In the year 1996, Binion's Horseshoe lost its $20-$40 holdem poker game, a game very much popular in those years. Though, Las Vegas has two more alternatives for $20-$40 players, this declaration gives one pause. It shows that even a well developed game in a card room which should have no shortage of new and regular players, can die out. But, when we think about higher limits, even Las Angeles is not opposed to losing games. I have observed many middle limit games coming and going in San Diego place. Some of these games are successfully spread in busy card rooms for many years running.

They seem to be flourishing. Then, sometimes slowly and sometimes suddenly they died. For instance, few years back, I took a break for about four months from poker. At the end of the break, I came back to the card rooms which spread my regular game (then $10-$20 with a "kill" or sometimes $15-$30). This game is successfully played for several years. I was thus disappointed to learn that it had dissolved during my absence. Impacted by the marketing, comps, and the reduced drop (the type of collection used instead of a rake in San Diego) given by a bigger casinos, this card rooms saw a vital piece of its business fairly disappearing. This was little shocking as I had become used to playing maniac in this, one of the few nonsmoking card rooms in California at that time. But here I was forced to smoke so as to continue the play. Thank God, the game was recovered two months later at the $15-$30 level, further changed to $20-$40 level and survives till the writing of this text.

Additionally, such a temporary loss of a game is not good for both players and the house. The players lose their game which, for few, pressurizes their livelihood. The house suffers a ruin to its income which is much worse than it seems. If the card room adjusts to recover the game they may find that some old players are willing to return, having found other games, quit playing, or developed anger that the game they had counted on just disappeared. Hence the house may have to work with a thinly populated, intermittently active game, and a requirement to rebuild a withered player base.

Another involved factor in the loss of a game is simple flow of money from the weaker players to the stronger players. If there are very few players, or the weaker players are not financed properly, the game's ongoing health may suffer. This is out of the control of the players or the house, but there are also other factors which might affect the health of a game over which those involved do have some holdings. There are small and great things but they all add up in contributing to the health or termination of a game. The disappearance of my game induced me to examine some of these factors. The outcome for this would be a list of suggestions for poker players and card rooms involved for preserving their game.

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